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Become a Hero

We're always on the lookout for brilliant tradespeople to recruit. Think you've got what it takes?

Join today

How does Local Heroes work?

  1. 1

    Get jobs

    We send you jobs in your chosen area and you accept if you're available

  2. 2


    We connect the customer with you and you complete the work

  3. 3


    The customer pays for the job online once it’s complete, and we transfer you the money

Why should I use Local Heroes?

Local Heroes Benefits

  • No joining or subscription fees
  • No bidding for jobs
  • Good quality work sent directly to you - no more wasting time sourcing leads
  • No job number targets
  • Use Local Heroes to grow your business, or to simply fill spare slots in your diary - it’s up to you
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Sounds good? Here’s what you need

  • To be committed to Our Code of Conduct
  • An online presence with positive customer reviews
  • Public Liability Insurance up to £2m and Employers Liability Insurance to £5m if applicable
  • Proof of banking details
  • A good quality logo/profile picture

We also ask for some specific qualifications and experience, depending on your trade:

Local Heroes appliance engineering services in the UK

Appliance Engineering

Recognised and relevant qualification required. Proof of being a preferred brand repairer

Local Heroes Draining Engineering services in the UK

Draining Engineering

We’re not currently recruiting for drainage engineers, but we’ll put it on this page as soon as we are, so check back in future if you’re interested.

Local Heroes Handyperson services in the UK


Minimum 5 years' experience; preferably a building qualification

Local Heroes Locksmith services in the UK


Member of a recognised governing body, or recognised qualification

Local Heroes Painting and decorating services in the UK

Painting And Decorating

NVQ or recognised academy (i.e Dulux, Crown) or equivalent; or minimum 5 years' experience

Local Heroes Plastering services in the UK


NVQ or equivalent, or minimum 10 years' experience

Local Heroes Tiling services in the UK


NVQ or equivalent; or minimum 10 years' experience

Local Heroes TV Aerial Installation services in the UK

TV Aerial Installation

Work at Height Certificate

Local Heroes Waste Removal services in the UK

Waste Removal

Waste carrier license

Local Heroes Electrician services in the UK


NICEIC, Stroma, NAPIT, Elecsa, or Select (Scotland) accepted

Local Heroes Heating Engineering services in the UK

Heating Engineering

Preferably Part P certificate & unvented qualification. Must be Gas Safe.

Local Heroes Plumbing services in the UK


WRAS, Part P certificate and unvented qualification preferred. NVQ 2 minimum or 10 years' experience.

What is it like working with Local Heroes?

That’s not enough to convince you? Hear from Jake, an electrician from Guildford, about why Local Heroes is working for him.


The All in One App for Local Tradespeople

Our app for Heroes helps manage all aspects of your Local Heroes work, as well as allowing for great opportunities to earn new rewards.

Great features include:

  • Quickly manage all of your jobs in one place
  • Easily find what you need on the go
  • Access exclusive rewards

Available on iOS and Android*.

Find out more

Local Heroes Toolbox App on an iPadDownload the Local Heroes Toolbox App on the App Store

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up?

Click here, give us a few details and we'll get in touch.

Do I need to wear Local Heroes or British Gas branded clothing?

Absolutely not. As long as you're dressed safely for the job, you're good to go.

Are there minimum job targets?

No, we don't have any targets. You can use Local Heroes to simply fill spare slots in your diary, or to grow your business - it's up to you. We simply connect you with customers who need jobs doing in their homes.

Do I have to pay to use Local Heroes?

There are no sign up fees, subscriptions or paying for leads with Local Heroes. Instead, we have a small commission for each job.

The reason we charge this is because we handle marketing, advertising and the customer service to generate the interest for jobs and to make your work hassle free.

How are jobs allocated?

We offer jobs to all Heroes in the area who've said they're available, and we do factor in who has waited the longest.

How do you notify me of jobs?

We send you notifications by SMS and by email when a job is available in your area. Once you've confirmed you want the job, we send you the customer's details so you can contact them to arrange the job.

How do I see and manage my jobs?

We've got a nifty Hero Portal where you can see which jobs you've completed and what you have booked in. You'll be sent a link to the portal when you join us. We've also got a Hero app in testing, stay tuned to find out more!

Why was my application declined?

We make sure Heroes are up to tip top standard, and as such have some requirements to become a Hero. Because of these, we do have to decline applications from time to time, but we should always be in touch to explain why.

Can I apply again if my application has been declined?

Yes, you can apply again if you now meet our requirements. We cannot guarantee you'll be accepted.

Are you an existing Hero with more questions?

Congrats! If you're an existing Hero, you can access the Hero FAQ's via the Hero Portal (look for the question mark), or your SMS/email job links.